ABC has announced the air dates for its two-night miniseries MADOFF, based on the life of Bernie Madoff. Richard Dreyfuss stars as Bernie Madoff in the miniseries, with Blythe Danner as his wife, Ruth. MADOFF will follow the prodigious rise and abrupt demise of the former investment advisor and the subsequent fallout with his family, associates and investors.
Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is considered to be the largest financial scam in United States history, but the impact was felt globally. Losing billions of dollars for clients worldwide, including philanthropic foundations, celebrities, and retirement portfolios, the story of the fall of three-time NASDAQ Chair Bernie Madoff dominated headlines in 2008-2009. The miniseries will explore the complicated family dynamics within the Madoff clan and exposes the motivations and mechanics behind the monumental fraud.
MADOFF also stars Tom Lipinski as Mark Madoff, Danny Defarrari as Andrew Madoff, Peter Scolari as Peter Madoff, Erin Cummings as Eleanor Squillari, Michael Rispoli as Frank DiPascali, Frank Whaley as Harry Markopolos. The miniseries also features Charles Grodin and Lewis Black.
MADOFF will air on February 3-4 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.